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Siddoway Headed to Berkeley
Charles Siddoway to California (Scout.com)
Northwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Dec 20, 2008
Eugene (Ore.) Sheldon offensive tackle Charles Siddoway has made his selection and will be a California Golden Bear following a number of other Oregon recruits who have made that choice in recent years; including starting quarterback Kevin Riley of Beaverton, Ore. The No. 19 OT in the country confirmed to Scout.com Saturday that he will be heading to Berkeley to play his college football.
Siddoway has just returned home from a tremendous performance in Hawaii where he played in the First Annual Mainland VS Hawaii All Star game. During that trip he was deciding between
. California ended up being on the top of his list.
"It came down to the best fit," Siddoway said of his commitment. "I can see myself really working into their offense. The campus and staff are great as well. Academically Cal is top notch and I plan to pursue Sports Marketing as a career which they can support me to do.
"I am so excited to play for Coach (Jeff) Tedford and Coach Ron Gould did a wonderful job of recruting me and helping me to see all the benefits that Cal can offer. I am so very excited to be playing in the Pac-10 Conference!"
Siddoway is Oregon's top recruit for the Class of 2009, as well as being the No. 12 prospect regardless of position on the Scout.com Northwest Hot 100. At the time of his verbal commitment to California, he had 10 Division-1 scholarship offers tp choose from.
Siddoway said he will commit the rest of his high school career to his academics and strength training and plans to be ready if the Bears need him to play next fall.
With his 6-foot-6 frame and 318-pound body, Siddoway is a perfect prototype for a offensive tackle. He is regarded by many insiders as the finest OT the Beaver State has produced in years and don't be surprised to see him playing on Sundays in the future if he continues to develop.
Dirk Knudsen contributed to this report.
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